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Veterans First Fly Fishing is having its 5th Annual VFFF Benefit Dinner on Friday, November 4th, - starting at 5:00pm at the Fremont Elks Lodge - All you can eat crab feed, pasta, salad, garlic bread - Live and Silent Auctions - tickets and more information online at http://www.nccfff.org/

 The deadline for ticket purchases is October 30th ---

 

And on Saturday November 12th - the 39th annual Albacore Feed raises money for the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project (an integral part of Flycasters' STEP program and the Ed Foundation) doors open at 6:00pm - Dinner at 7:00pm. Location is The Recreation Center - 1161 Crane St. in Castroville, CA - Door prizes and Silent Auctions - Dinner tickets are $20 - (kids under 12 are $10) tickets available at the door --- Contact Hugh Miller or Don Chesarek for details ---

THIS SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 17

Flycasters annual Summer Celebration Picnic and BBQ will be coming up on Saturday September 17th -- the celebration begins at 11:00am and will continue on through the afternoon.

Les Page is BBQing Tri-tip beef and there will be hors d'oevres - side dishes - and beverages

It is always a fun day of relaxing, eating and drinking, and socializing ... all of this takes place at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.

Cost is $10 per person - we have a way to pay online - simply click on the Meetings tab above and go the Online Store - and you can purchase your tickets via PayPal.  Or you can pay at the September 14 meeting.  If you want to attend but can't do either of those - contact Diana Ross  dianalross@yahoo.com  and commit to pay her at the BBQ.

 

Get there ealry on Saturday and learn how to fix your casting miscues from Tony Yap.

Tony Yap is conducting a casting clinic focusing on casting in the wind and eliminating casting mistakes on Saturday September 17 - 9am to 11am - at the Casting Ponds at Los Gatos Creek Park.

The wind can turn any day fly fishing into a day of cursing and despair.  Learn how to cast in the wind and you could find yourself among the few having a very successful day on the water.

And that "wind knot" is the result of a casting mistake. Wind knots can really make playing and landing fish difficult, since the knots tend to weaken the tippet and cause you to lose fish. 

windy casting

Tony Yap is a world class flycaster and a fantastic teacher.  Let Tony show you how to improve your casting and be a more successful fly fisher.

Bring your favorite fly rod - flyline leader and tippet - and some yarn or something to simulate a fly (NO HOOKS) -- bring a notebook to take notes --- and always BRING AN OPEN MIND ....

Please remember to wear eye protection - sunglasses or eyeglasses are REQUIRED - and this clinic is free for Flycasters club members ... but if you want to stay for the BBQ you will have to pay $10 ..

 

Contact Mason Seim to sign up   msseim@aol.com

 

Flycasters is hosting a number of activities that correspond with fly fishing for American Shad -

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On Saturday May 14th Tony Yap is conducting a Shooting Head Casting Clinic - 10:00am to noon - at the Los Gatos Creek Park Casting Ponds. Tony will be focusing on 3 aspects of successful Shad fishing - Distance, line control, and line management.  Tony Yap is a world class flycaster and an excellent teacher.  This clinic is free for members of Flycasters - but you still have to pay $6 to park your car. Contact Mason Seim for details  seminars@flycasters.org

 

Next up is May 18th - a Shad Fly Tying Night at the Moreland Apts meeting room - 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Bring your vice and tools - Contact Bill Zuravleff so he can make sure there are materials for all who attend flytying@flycasters.org

 

And of course - the Shad Fishout is on Tuesday May 24th - there may still be one or two spots open for the fishout - Details are found under the File Sharing menu above (Does that make sense?) and click on 2016 Fishouts - Contact Bob Laskodi for information.

One of the longest lived traditions Flycasters keeps is the monthly Breakfast Gathering at Holder's Country Inn

Always the Saturday prior to the monthly meeting - so coming up it will be on July 9th - Holder's Country Inn, 998 South De Anza Boulevard, San Jose, CA.

We meet in the back room - usually a group of 8 to 16 members - 8:00am to 10:00am - each person is responsible for their own tab and their own fish tales ... It is purely a social event where members can make plans and just talk about fishing.  The reason it's been going on so long is that it is a lot of fun - good food, good company, good time...

Another long lived tradition is the July Swap Meet - for more than 10 years Flycasters has held a Flea Market or Swap Meet in lieu of a monthly meeting for July - We meet at the Moreland Apts meeting room and the tables are filled with gear, clothes, books, flies, and all sorts of things that define the phrase "One man's junk is another man's treasure."  Any member can display stuff for sale - JUST BE SURE TO BRING A BLANKET OR A SHEET OR SOME BUTCHER PAPER TO PROTECT THE TABLE TOPS - otherwise your stuff will end up on the floor or out the door ....

This is another purely social event - drop by anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 to browse what's for sale and maybe come away with a bargain or two.  Sign ups for fishouts, seminars, and other events take place as well - 

It takes a lot of help to make our annual Marty Seldon Conservation Fundraiser and Awards Dinner the success it is every year. We rely on the generous donations of our conservation partners to help raise the money it takes to fulfill our conservation commitments.

Please remember these donors when you are considering fly fishing trips, gear, clothes, or even a fun night out. By supporting them, you are completing the cycle of supporting our own Conservation Committee.

For the complete Conservation Donors List go to the Partners menu above.

Each donor has provided a hyper-link for you to use to check out their goods and services.

All of us at Flycasters are grateful for their continued and very generous support.

 

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